Sad but true, science tells us the air quality in our homes is not what we would like it to be. Unfortunately, the air we breath indoors in our homes is often less healthy than the outdoor air. How can this be? It appears that so many of the products used to build our homes and the products we use on a normal daily basis that we fill our homes with, are letting off toxins into the air we breath.
Some of these toxins are formaldehyde, styrene, carbon dioxide and benzene. Fortunately for us science has also proven that some plants have the ability to purify the air of these substances. Acting as filters, these plants can remove toxins from our indoor air, making it easier and healthier for us to breath.
All are easy to find at the garden centre and all are relatively easy to grow. Also, they are all beautiful and will add to your homes appearance. The photo below is a wonderful example of just how effective plants can be. Be sure to place a few in your bedroom to improve the quality of your nights sleep as these plants also increase the oxygen levels of the air at night.
A few plants in each room, and around 15 plants for a standard home should do the trick. Of course, some plants are better at filtering the air than others. Below are a few of the better plants for purifying your air.
ALOE VERA (one of the best for filtering hazardous chemicals and toxins, as well as increasing oxygen levels)
SPIDER PLANT (great for absorbing toxins)
ENGLISH IVY (can also remove mold from the air)
SNAKE PLANT (good at absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen at night. This would be a good one for the bedroom)
RUBBER PLANT ( good for filtering out formaldehyde)
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